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Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 695200
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown,...

Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for everyone.

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Enchanting

We have been here on several occasions , and never are bored . It's a great place to wander and has loads of hidden areas . Great for picnics in the summer , there's a cafe and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pad123456
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here on several occasions , and never are bored . It's a great place to wander and has loads of hidden areas . Great for picnics in the summer , there's a cafe and play area .. meerkats and a few other animals . Really well kept gardens and very beautiful. If you want to unwind and... More 

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Thank Pad123456
Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our grand child here especially for the play are and tea rooms, surprisingly we found out that there is a little animal corner with various animals and beautiful little Meerkats. A place well worth going to as the tea rooms are excellent

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Thank grahamfitzhugh
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for afternoon tea with my daughter in law and after a lovely stroll around the beautiful gardens we went to have our prebooked afternoon tea. The service was superb and nothing was too much trouble. The variety of sandwiches was just right and the cakes were delicious. Perfect place to get away from it all with the... More 

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Thank 445peggyu
Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Northampton for decades we discovered Castle Ashby Gardens! I suppose it is because the access is so far away from the shopping courtyard and the Falcon Hotel it never really came on our radar! Still at this time of year you don't have to pay admission, only the car park. As well as the gardens, orangery and... More 

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Thank Chris M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever the time of year this is a beautiful place to visit. The grounds are really well maintained and there are interesting displays in the glasshouses. The meerkats, especially, are a delight. The cafe offers a wide range of hot snacks and its also possible to but plants or herbs

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent gardens and a lovely place to visit. We did the pumpkin hunt again this year and the children loved it. Staff are always friendly and helpful and we ate this time. Fantastic squash soup.

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Thank Scareycider
Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took mum here in the summer. Beautiful day out walking,seeing the animals and all the children enjoying the sunshine. Lovely place to go for a stroll and a bite to eat.

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Thank SherryW-F
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I wanted somewhere to take my elderly grandfather that didn't involve too much walking but that would give lots of interest. We were greeted by friendly reception Staff and decided to eat in the restaurant before we explored the grounds. Our meals were lovely, fresh and service was excellent. We admired the beautiful grounds and enjoyed the menagerie of animals.... More 

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Thank lou-lou-tinkerbelle
Milton Keynes
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Came here for the Pumpkin Hunt before Halloween. The grounds are beautiful and well spaced out. The hunt itself clearly had a lot of thought put into it, my 3 year old found this highly entertaining and was very excited by the experience- her first proper experience of Halloween. I hope this returns next year but I will 100% be... More 

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Thank BeachBlondie23
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a lovely event at Castle Ashby, and we visit the gardens frequently. Unfortunately this year I didn't think it was as good as the previous year. Last year they had written cryptic clues as to where to find the next pumpkin, which was great fun, but they didn't have that this year. We visited there today, so the... More 

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